NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buckland & Taylor (B&T) and Ocean and Coastal Consultants (OCC) consolidate their New York presence with the opening of a joint office on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. B&T and OCC provide much sought-after engineering in their prospective markets; B&T for bridges, the design, evaluation, rehabilitation and construction engineering of all types and sizes; and OCC for marine, consulting services for waterfront and coastal engineering and construction. Both B&T and OCC are sister companies within COWI North America, an affiliation of four specialty engineering companies in the United States and Canada.
Each company has an exceptionally strong record on local projects in New York City and New York State and are world leaders within their fields. The New York office will continue to support several new and on-going projects. OCC has played an important role in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Sandy, where the company worked on the city's checking bridges for damages. Waterfront engineering and consulting continue to play a vital role, as New York focuses on the effort of building a city more resilient to the effects of climate change. OCC will continue work on Governors Island and the Brooklyn Naval Yard providing waterfront engineering, evaluation, planning, and design services.
B&T as designer for the main span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge Project connecting Westchester and Rockland Counties across the Hudson River. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2013 and is expected to take five years to complete.
B&T and COWI North America President and CEO Steven Hunt:
"The opening of our New York office is an important milestone as we support and pursue specialty bridge and marine engineering projects in New York State and across the eastern United States. We will continue to grow in our specialty areas of bridges and marine engineering and further provide cost effective design solutions to major infrastructure owners and developers."
OCC President John Chapman:
"OCC has a long history of working with New York City clients to successfully solve their waterfront engineering challenges. Our New York office will help us better service our existing and new clients especially as the city works to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and develop resiliency efforts for storm damage prevention and climate change initiatives."
The B&T and OCC office in New York will have 30 high skilled employees and is expected to grow in the coming years.
Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City:
"We welcome Buckland & Taylor and OCC to the Big Apple and invite other companies to explore expansion opportunities here."
The opening will be celebrated with an open house June 20 from 4 to 7pm. Press is welcome, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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